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Just opened this disc, and it's a delight! Nothing more needs to be said.

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Just opened this disc, and it's a delight! Nothing more needs to be said.
I have just discovered the beauty of Gardiner's Bach (see above), it's truly wonderful.
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I am continuing to fill the gaps in my collection (only the rest of Bach's Cantatas, Richard Strauss orchestral music and Brahms piano music to go, sheesh!)

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Post by maestrob » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:19 pm

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This is interesting music. Concerti for cello, flute, and clarinet, all very well played and conducted. The recording is crystal-clear with a natural balance. Five stars on all counts.

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Post by maestrob » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:22 pm

Sean:

For a magnificent rendition of the Brahms German Requiem with modern instruments, you can't go wrong with this glorious DVD:

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Post by John F » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:24 pm

In "Rigoletto," murder is committed onstage in full view of the audience, and the murderer gets away with it. What message does that send? Actually, neither the murder nor the smoking sends any kind of "message."
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Post by Seán » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:25 pm

maestrob wrote:Sean:

For a magnificent rendition of the Brahms German Requiem with modern instruments, you can't go wrong with this glorious DVD:

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Thanks mastero.
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A new favorite: Uchida is masterful!

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Post by Seán » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:15 pm

On Pepe's recommendation:

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This far surpasses Wallfisch's earlier traversal of this repertoire on Chandos: highly recommended!

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I will probably listen to this first:
CD11 The monuments of Classicism: Haydn: Symphony No 92 'Oxford'; Mozart: Symphone No 41 'Jupiter' (Freiburger Barokorchester, Jacobs)
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Post by scififan » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:31 am

I recently obtained a a 10 CD box set: Corelli: Complete Works { Brilliant Classics 92403}. The artists are Pieter-Jan Belder and Musica Amphion using period instruments. It is another excellent bargain issue by this company. The enclosed notes are very sketchy, but if that isn't an issue, then this is a very good buy at a reasonable price.

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Post by Seán » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:11 pm

scififan wrote:I recently obtained a a 10 CD box set: Corelli: Complete Works { Brilliant Classics 92403}. The artists are Pieter-Jan Belder and Musica Amphion using period instruments. It is another excellent bargain issue by this company. The enclosed notes are very sketchy, but if that isn't an issue, then this is a very good buy at a reasonable price.
Thanks for the recommendation, I have often considered getting that set, I might do so now.
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Post by scififan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:06 am

I got the Brilliant Classics collection of Lyadov: Complete Piano Works 94155. It features Marco Rapetti in the solo items and he is joined by Akane Makita as second player in pieces for four hands with Giampaolo Nuti and Daniele de Santis in 8 hand works. It is a very enjoyable set which gives great pleasure. The works are all miniatures and {as Rapetti says} even the less inspired pieces have some musical interest.

The piano works are spread over five CDs and there is an additional CDRom with notes by the performer and a collection of images.

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Post by scififan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:50 am

Seán wrote:
scififan wrote:I recently obtained a a 10 CD box set: Corelli: Complete Works { Brilliant Classics 92403}. The artists are Pieter-Jan Belder and Musica Amphion using period instruments. It is another excellent bargain issue by this company. The enclosed notes are very sketchy, but if that isn't an issue, then this is a very good buy at a reasonable price.
Thanks for the recommendation, I have often considered getting that set, I might do so now.
I've found these performances very enjoyable. :)

BTW thanks very much for that recommendation of the Brahms/Karajan German Requiem. It's a work with which I'm not sufficiently familiar and as I've always enjoyed Karajan's performances of the Brahms Symphonies, this sounds like an excellent choice. :D

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Post by Thumper » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:08 pm

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Four cello concertos and some lollipops. I'm looking forward to hearing this.
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Post by scififan » Tue May 21, 2013 4:14 pm

I downloaded a collection of Clementi sonatas and preludes played by Andreas Staier. Clementi is a composer I know little enough about but so far I find his piano music engaging.

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I couldn't resist these journeys........

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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:42 pm

The Gruesome Twosome's Bach?

No thanks... :mrgreen:
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Chalkperson wrote:The Gruesome Twosome's Bach?

No thanks... :mrgreen:
I worked hard at listening to Rilling's (as well as Brilliant Classics') interpretations of the cantatas, but never grew fond of them. For some reason the soundscape shaped by Harnoncourt really pulls me into listening deeper to the cantatas. I am already getting quite fond of them, but there is a long way to wander. We all seem to differ so much in how we enjoy these types of works. That is what makes recommendations a bit tricky at times....... You are a Suzuki devotee, right?
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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:02 pm

Dimma wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:The Gruesome Twosome's Bach?

No thanks... :mrgreen:
I worked hard at listening to Rilling's (as well as Brilliant Classics') interpretations of the cantatas, but never grew fond of them. For some reason the soundscape shaped by Harnoncourt really pulls me into listening deeper to the cantatas. I am already getting quite fond of them, but there is along way to wander. We all seem to differ so much in how we enjoy these types of works. That is what makes recommendations a bit tricky at times....... You are a Suzuki devotee, right?
Yup, Suzuki and Herreweghe especially, plus I have hundreds of individual Cantata discs...
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Post by jserraglio » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:27 pm

Mozart Complete Sonatas for Violin & Piano
Joseph Szigeti / George Szell
Vanguard Classics
ASIN: B000EQ46JQ

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Schubert: Piano Sonatas - Bolet [Eloquence]

I wish that Decca would release the complete recordings of Bolet......

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Post by Dimma » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:21 am

I could not resist EMI's Klemperer extravaganza.....!!!!! :mrgreen:

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Impossible to resist....

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Post by Wallingford » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:06 pm

More LPs,miscellaneous items from the library sale I hit the other day--

AN EVENING WITH THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Holst: Planets; R. Strauss: Zarathustra (Steinberg, cond.); Tchaikiovsky: Sym.#1 (MTT, cond.); Ravel: Pavane; Daphnis & Chloe Suite #2 (Abbado, cond.); Smetana: Ma Vlast exc's. (Kubelik, cond.) (DGG 2721034).
GRIEG: SYMPHONY IN C MINOR -- Andersen/Bergen Phil. (London/Decca LDR-71037).
SOWERBY: PRAIRIE; FROM THE NORTHLAND -- Dixon/VSO (American Recording Society ARS-14).
THOMPSON: SYM. #2; MOORE: SYM. IN A -- Dixon/VSO (American Recording Society ARS-43).
BRAHMS: PIANO WORKS, OP.79, 118, 119 -- Gieseking (Angel 35027).
MENDELSSOHN: SYM. #4; MOZART: SYM.#40 -- Gruner-Hegge/Oslo Phil. (Camden CAS-508).
CONCERT IN THE PARK -- Fiedler/Boston Pops (RCA LSC-2677).
JALOUSIE -- Fiedler/Boston Pops (RCA LSC-2661).
FIEDLER'S CHOICE -- Fiedler/Boston Pops (RCA LSC-3130).

Also, the Smothers Brothers "Mom Always Liked You Best!" (Mercury SR-61051).

Plus, these miniature scores, at a dime apiece:
Mahler's 4th
Brahms' German Requem
Mozart's Requiem
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Post by Seán » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:45 pm

Chalkperson wrote:
Dimma wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:The Gruesome Twosome's Bach?

No thanks... :mrgreen:
I worked hard at listening to Rilling's (as well as Brilliant Classics') interpretations of the cantatas, but never grew fond of them. For some reason the soundscape shaped by Harnoncourt really pulls me into listening deeper to the cantatas. I am already getting quite fond of them, but there is along way to wander. We all seem to differ so much in how we enjoy these types of works. That is what makes recommendations a bit tricky at times....... You are a Suzuki devotee, right?
Yup, Suzuki and Herreweghe especially, plus I have hundreds of individual Cantata discs...
Herreweghe's Bach is wonderful, it is spiritually uplifting; Suzuki's Bach, while it is beautifully recorded, is clean, sterile and uninvolving I feel. I would much prefer Herreweghe and Gardiner but that's just me. :wink:
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Post by Seán » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:46 pm

Dimma wrote:I could not resist EMI's Klemperer extravaganza.....!!!!! :mrgreen:
Count me in as another fan of the much maligned Otto Klemperer. :wink:
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Post by Dimma » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:14 pm

Seán wrote:
Dimma wrote:I could not resist EMI's Klemperer extravaganza.....!!!!! :mrgreen:
Count me in as another fan of the much maligned Otto Klemperer. :wink:
I am not a bit surprised.... :lol:

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Post by Dimma » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:19 pm

Splurged on the Mengelberg The Concertgebouw Recordings [Decca - 15 cds]. It seems very much like an interesting set to explore.....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Concertgebouw-R ... berg+decca

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Contents:
"Bach: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
+Bartok: Violinkonzert Nr. 2
+Beethoven: Symphonien Nr. 1-9
+Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45;Symphonie Nr. 1
+Schubert: Symphonien Nr. 8 & 9;Musik zu Rosamunde
+Franck: Symphonie d-moll
+Strauss: Don Juan op. 20
+Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 4"

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It's interesting enough...
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Dimma wrote:Splurged on the Mengelberg The Concertgebouw Recordings [Decca - 15 cds]. It seems very much like an interesting set to explore.....
These are all live recordings from the late '30s, aren't they? I didn't know there was a complete Beethoven symphony cycle from Mengelberg. The Mahler and Strauss reflect Mengelberg's personal artistic relationship with the composers - "Ein Heldenleben," not in this collection, is dedicated to him - and his very individual style suits their works in what I think is a revelatory way. With Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, it's a problem. But I'll be interested in what you think when you've heard them.
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John F wrote:
Dimma wrote:Splurged on the Mengelberg The Concertgebouw Recordings [Decca - 15 cds]. It seems very much like an interesting set to explore.....
These are all live recordings from the late '30s, aren't they? I didn't know there was a complete Beethoven symphony cycle from Mengelberg. The Mahler and Strauss reflect Mengelberg's personal artistic relationship with the composers - "Ein Heldenleben," not in this collection, is dedicated to him - and his very individual style suits their works in what I think is a revelatory way. With Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, it's a problem. But I'll be interested in what you think when you've heard them.
The Beethoven cycle was first issued on Philips LPs in the late 1970s. I almost bought it, but the price was too much for my budget at that time. It was re-issued on 6 single CDs in the late 1980s or early 1990s and I have those.

The performances were part of a Beethoven cycle Mengelberg conducted in 1940. The recording of the Eroica, however, was either lost or destroyed. On LP and CD, his 1932 commercial recording for Telefunken was used to complete the cycle (in a poor transfer). I suspect the same recording is being used here as well, but I'm curious to learn if the missing performance or a different broadcast recording has been issued instead.

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Post by Dimma » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:44 am

CharmNewton wrote:The Beethoven cycle was first issued on Philips LPs in the late 1970s. I almost bought it, but the price was too much for my budget at that time. It was re-issued on 6 single CDs in the late 1980s or early 1990s and I have those.

The performances were part of a Beethoven cycle Mengelberg conducted in 1940. The recording of the Eroica, however, was either lost or destroyed. On LP and CD, his 1932 commercial recording for Telefunken was used to complete the cycle (in a poor transfer). I suspect the same recording is being used here as well, but I'm curious to learn if the missing performance or a different broadcast recording has been issued instead.
I do not have the set yet. I found this info on the web. Eroica appears to be a recording from 1940.

Disc1-3
· J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion BWV.244
Karl Erb (tenor: Evangelist)
Willem Ravu~eri (bus: Jesus)
Joe Vincent (soprano)
Ilona Do~urigo (alto)
Louis van To~uruda (tenor)
Hermann Shy (bus)
Tsu~angurusuto Boys Choir
Amsterdam Tonkunsuto choir
April 2 1939: recording time

Disc4
Bartok: No.2 Op.112 Violin Concerto
Zolan-Szekely (violin)
March 23 1939: recording time

Disc5
Beethoven: No. 1 in C major, Op.21 Symphony
April 14 1940: recording time

Beethoven: No. 2 in D major, Op.36 Symphony
April 21 1940: recording time

Disc6
Beethoven: No. 3 in E flat major Op.55 Symphony "hero"
November 11, 1940: recording time

Disc7
Beethoven: No. 4 in B flat major, Op.60 Symphony
April 25 1940: recording time

Beethoven: No. 5 in C minor, Op.67 Symphony "fate"
April 18 1940: recording time

Disc8
Beethoven: No. 6 in F major, Op.68 Symphony "Pastoral"
April 21 1940: recording time

Beethoven: opera "Fidelio" Overture
April 28 1940: recording time

Disc9
Beethoven: No. 7 in A major, Op.92 Symphony
April 25 1940: recording time

Beethoven: major Op.93 to Symphony No. 8
April 18 1940: recording time

Disc10
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op.125 "Choral"
Toe van der Sourrouille (soprano)
Souzey-Ruheru (alto)
Louis van To~uruda (tenor)
Willem Ravu~erri (bus)
Amsterdam Tonkunsuto choir
Royal Netherlands Society Oratorio Choir
Recording time: 2 May 1940

Disc11
Brahms: German Requiem, Op.45
Joe Vincent (soprano)
Max Claus (baritone)
Amsterdam Tonkunsuto choir
November 7, 1940: recording time

Disc12
Brahms: No. 1 in C minor, Op.68 Symphony
October 13, 1940: recording time

Schubert: (No. 2 Overture / Intermezzo No. 3 / ballet music) play music from "Rosamunde"
December 19, 1940: recording time

Disc13
Frank: D minor Symphony
October 3 1940: recording time

· R. Strauss: Symphonic poem "Don Juan" Op.20
December 12, 1940: recording time

Disc14
Mahler: No. 4 in G major Symphony
Joe Vincent (soprano)
November 19, 1939: recording time

Disc15
Schubert: No. 8 in B minor, D.759 Symphony "Unfinished"
November 27, 1939: recording time

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D.944 "Great"
December 19, 1940: recording time

Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra
Willem Mengelberg (conductor) "

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Post by John F » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:23 am

Thanks for the details. The Concertgebouw Orchestra was one of the great orchestras of the world at the time, not just by the usual criteria but also because they were able to execute Mengelberg's tempo changes, accels and ralls (which John Wiser once described as "unmotivated," justifiably) without losing it.
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Post by scififan » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:09 am

I have just downloaded Bach's Goldberg Variations played by Wanda Landowska. These are transfers made by F. Reeder at a very high quality MP3 bitrate from the original 78RPM recordings made by Landowska in 1945. Possibly because of the capacity limitations of the 78RPM disc, she doesn't take the repeats. I suspect that her harpsichord wouldn't be a period instrument but certainly she is able to use wonderful colouration and plays with bravura.

The best news is that the download is completely free {and legal} at Internet Archive at this address:

https://archive.org/details/J.S.BACHGol ... EWTRANSFER

The same recording is over €12 in the iTunes music store.

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Post by Ken » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:34 am

I'm hoping to reap Chailly's and the Gewandhausorchester's recording of the Brahms Symphonies this Christmas. I gave my wife a really, really obvious hint when we were in Leipzig a couple of weeks ago. Anyone already have a listen to this set?

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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:47 pm

Bruckner: Symphonies 5, 7, 8 & 9
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Eduard van Beinum

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Looking forward to this. I've wanted to hear this 5th for a while (I've heard the 8th and 9th in previous iterations), but until this new Aussie Eloquence release, it was out of print and prohibitively expensive on the second hand market.

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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:48 pm

Ken wrote:I'm hoping to reap Chailly's and the Gewandhausorchester's recording of the Brahms Symphonies this Christmas. I gave my wife a really, really obvious hint when we were in Leipzig a couple of weeks ago. Anyone already have a listen to this set?
Hi Ken,

Whether or not you like this set will depend on how you like your Brahms. Short version is, if you are in the Toscanini/Reiner camp, you'll enjoy this set. If you prefer Furtwangler or Jochum, you likely will not.

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Post by SONNET CLV » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:57 pm

I've just sent in an order for a set of four (five CD sets) volumes of Canadian music from the CMC titled "Ovation". The set sound promising (by text description, 'cause I haven't heard any of the music yet).

http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/40307

I came across this while looking round for music by Claude Vivier.

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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by alan c. davis » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:20 pm

I'm working my way through Sony's new big box, 50 Great Recordings as selected by Rondo, Germanys largest classical music mag.

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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by Der Fremde » Sun May 04, 2014 3:01 pm

Just took delivery on this, a most delicious recording of Walton's Facade.

Three thumbs up.

http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/al.asp?al=CDA67239
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by SONNET CLV » Tue May 06, 2014 4:06 pm

I just received the set of Canadian discs referred to in my prior post, three posts back. I opened box number 1 and started with disc number 4 -- Music of Jacques Hetu. Great sounds. Already worth the price of the entire collection (and still cheaper than a concert ticket).

The disc features the haunting Symphony No. 3 (from 1971), a guitar concerto (from 1994), a trumpet concerto (1987), and a colorful set of orchestral variations titled Antinomie (1977). The music is all modernistic, but not the grating experimental stuff at all. Some delicious sounds and intriguing orchestrations.

The Symphony is for the most part "dark", spikey at times, and tends towards a slow unfolding, though the final movement is a bit quick. There's no mistaking the accessible guitar concerto or trumpet concerto as works by someone else -- the same "haunting, dark" environ possesses those works. I found them enjoyable, if not party music you'd want to dance to. The final work, the variations, is perhaps the darkest and most modernistic of the four pieces. All in all, a wonderful mood setter.

If the remainder of the discs are anything like the Hetu disc, I made a great buy. (Again, four volumes, five discs each, each disc featuring a different Canadian composer.)

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